An elegant blend of sophisticated comfort and outstanding design, this spectacular New England estate is a masterfully built residence. It was completely renovated in 2005 by the current owner who worked closely with renowned architect Basil Walter to maintain the original integrity of the home, built in 1905. Spanning 12,491 square feet on three floors, this 7 bedroom majestic home is striking in its design and scale. It features unique custom finishes and state-of-the-art systems such as geo-thermal radiant heat, a Crestron smart home system, custom Little Harbor windows and doors, 13 fireplaces, a generator, a custom wine cellar, exceptional millwork, and unsurpassed attention to detail.
A Grand 7-Bedroom New England Estate in Topsfield
The property occupies 3 separate parcels totaling 6.67 acres with fieldstone walls, grassed terraces and beautifully landscaped gardens. A 3 bedroom carriage house and an additional 3 bedroom apartment are great for guests.
This magnificent 1905 home was meticulously updated by Basil Walter Architects. The firm notes that, for the “renovation and expansion of this turn-of-the-century New England home, Basil Walter Architects wanted to capture the spirit of the rich and dynamic architectural dialogue happening across the Atlantic during the period, notably in the work of Edwin Lutyens, and McKim, Mead & White. With a mixture of stone, cedar and slate, as well as a high degree of craftsmanship, the exterior of the house has touches of classic English and American style, while the interior is open and modern in its layout.”
On over six acres of splendidly landscaped property, it is easy to forget that this bucolic paradise is just a twenty five minute drive from the bustling city of Boston. It also boasts convenient access to Logan Airport and the North Shore Beaches.
Boston Magazine named Topsfield one of their best places to live writing:
The great outdoors are your backyard. Most people know only one thing about Topsfield: the annual fall fair, which features piglet races and giant pumpkins. But this rural community of beautiful old homes and horse farms offers more than just a slice of Americana — it’s also a recreational hub for folks of all ages. Topsfield recently completed a two-mile rail trail that’s part of the proposed 28-mile Border to Boston Trail, which will eventually run from Peabody to Salisbury. Then there are the large swaths of Bradley Palmer State Park and the Ipswich Wildlife Sanctuary that fall within town lines.
What We Love: “This spectacular home retains all of the majesty and charm of a bygone era while recent renovations add touches for the comfort of today’s Buyer. It features unique custom finishes and state-of-the-art systems throughout, and is located on an impeccably landscaped 6.67 acres, with a lovely three bedroom carriage house and additional three bedroom apartment.” – Robert Kinlin, Listing Agent.
Our London office wrote a profile of the Topsfield Estate, that you can read here.
For more information on this magnificent property, contact listing agent Robert Kinlin at 508.648.2739.